UCL Earth Sciences

Research Groups and Affiliated Institutes

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We bring together number of active researchers who engage in original, multidisciplinary projects. Go Discover our research and work across Earth Sciences UCL:

  • UCL Hazard Centre

    UCL Hazard Centre

    One of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research & education.
  • Bloomsbury Environmental Isotobe Facility

    The Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF)

    Isotope measurement laboratory
  • Cente for Polar Observation and Modelling

    Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling

    Studying processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that affect polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.
  • Crystallography and Mineral Physics

    Crystallography and Mineral Physics

    Research into to the composition, structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth and terrestrial planets.
  • Deep Volatiles

    Deep Volatiles

    NERC funded research programme: Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet.
  • Deep-Water Research

    Deep-Water Research

    Research into submarine channels as the principal conduits for the transport of sediments.
  • Geochemistry Group

    The Geochemistry Group

    Research in mantle and crust geochemistry with environmental mineralogy.
  • Hydrology Research

    Hydrogeology Research

    We research the combined influences of hydrogeological and geochemical processes on groundwater conditions
  • Life and Planet

    Life and Planet

    The Long-term Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet - A research programme sponsored by the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council
  • London Arsenic Group

    London Arsenic Group

    Expertise from the fields of sedimentary geochemistry, hydrochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental mineralogy and analytical geochemistry.
  • Maghreb

    Maghreb Petroleum Research Group

    To develop Petroleum geoscience research and training initiatives throughout the North African region.
  • Micropalaeontology


    The science of Micropalaeontology studies the microscopic remains of animals, plants and protists
  • Planetary Ices

    Planetary Ices Group

    Research into the structure, dynamics and astrobiological potential of icy planetary bodies, with a particular focus on determining the properties of their constituent icy ‘minerals
  • Precambrian Group

    Precambrian Research Groupy

    For over a century, we have known that crucial steps along the path to the modern earth system took place during the first four billion years of our planet’s existence
  • Regional Planetary Image Facility

    Regional Planetary Image Facility

    +44(0)20 7679 7986
    A NASA facility that provides 3D hardware and software necessary for accessing, processing and analysing planetary data
  • Rock and Ice Physics

    Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory

    +44 (0)20 7679 2372
    We study the physical behaviour of ice and rocks that make up the surface and interior of the Earth, and other solid bodies in the solar system
  • SeismoLab

    UCL Seismolab

    Understanding fundamental processes governing earthquake genesis, Earth's interior and their evolution.
  • ToMCaT


    Theory of Mantle, Core and Technological Materials
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology

    Vertebrate Palaeontology

    The study of the fossil record of organisms with a backbone (Chordates).
  • Shale Gas Hub

    Shale Gas Hub

    To address the issue of shale gas from the fundamental processes within shale formations.

We are part of the Institute for Earth and Planetary Sciences